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Fall Rambles

Fall is rightfully thought of as photography season in many respects, and that’s for one reason, which can be summed up in one word:  color.  Since so much of my work is now in black and white, it can be a bit challenging to get into the spirit of the season.  But it is infectious and one might say, came to me.  Here are a few favorites from this year, for your enjoyment.  I truly hope that everyone notices, and appreciated the changing seasons. Those beautiful colors, like so much of our climate related experience are indeed vulnerable as we move ahead.  But for now…

Cold evening air over the warmer land and lakes kicks things off for us.  Early fall, Patch Reservoir, Worcester.

It’s been another of those rolling foliage experiences.  No real crescendo, some trees just seem to turn earlier than others.  Above and below at Babson College, just last week.

That can make for it’s own interesting interplay of colors.  Increasingly, I seem to note that it’s not only the trees that get into the act.  Some weeds can be pretty spectacular themselves.

This was from June Street, in Worcester, site of a construction project.  Hopefully the old stone wall will survive.  These weeds, probably not.  We also get help though from late season flowers.  These tough guys have to survive some pretty chilly nights.  Again, from Babson…

One of the great things about fall is that it isn’t winter!  At least not yet.  Opportunities for fishing are still to be found.  (From Elm Park, in Worcester, an old friend…)

But at some point, it’s time to go.

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sandra #

    OMG … the blue heron pics are amazing. You are so patient. The colors are wonderful too … but the bird pics are extraordinary (imho). Thank you

    October 24, 2012
  2. Tom Ryan #

    Great pictures of the Heron, love the one in flight. The fall brings so much contrast with the colors.

    October 25, 2012
  3. Thanks Tom and Sandra. The heron is definitely the star of the show. He is far far more patient than I! He really does look good against the fall colors.

    October 26, 2012
  4. WelliActive #

    Amazing photographs!

    October 30, 2012
  5. James, B&W’s will never lose their charm. Your first photo here sort of blends your style with nature as it looks a bit B&W, but has some color in it as well; reminiscent of a scene out of Schindler’s List! The rest of the photos here seem to be the hallmark of your style -exquisite. I thought the reflection of the first photo of the Blue Heron was amazing, then I scrolled down and saw that next one. You know you’ve taken a qualitative picture when it looks like a painting! As far as the “crescendo” goes, the main problem we have is the lack of rainfall. I believe we’ll be getting back on track this winter with “normal” seasons (i.e. we’re gonna get hammered this winter). That will bring the Spring in with more water and rain, making a much prettier and coordinated Autumn. However, with the snow I anticipate this year, it will most certainly be a season to capitalize on B&W’s. 🙂

    November 3, 2012

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